I've recently gotten back into art with some colored pencil drawings. Mark's videos inspired me to try my hand at painting again after 10+ years so I decided to paint my 6 month old. I think it turned out pretty well!
Things I learned along the way:
- How to mix colors(because of Mark's video). I used a limited palette plus one: titanium white, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson, french ultramarine, burnt umber, and a florescent green
- The awesome idea of laminating your reference photo so you can paint directly onto it for color checking. (also because of one of Mark's videos)
- How to use mediums
- Student grade paints turn to a weird gel like substance if medium is added.
- I tend to mix way too small of paint piles
I have to admit I didn't use Mark's method to the T. I painted this after work for a couple hours each day for around 3 weeks. With the medium I concocted and the fact that I knew it would take a while, I felt like my paint would have dried up on my palette if I mixed all the colors before I started.
Huge thanks to Mark for his videos. They helped me create my masterpiece(so far)!
Benjamin, oil on canvas panel, 11" x 14".